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Location South Korea, Jeollabuk-do
Central coordinates 126o 40.00' East  35o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 8,032 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Least Concern 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tongjin Estuary Wildlife Reserve 0 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dongjin estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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